Mulloway Studio is an innovative, creative and passionate design firm that works in the fields of Architecture, Urban Design, Interpretation, Interiors, Artworks, Exhibitions, and Conservation. Using an informed contemporary approach, we work closely with clients and communities to develop high quality spaces and places that are culturally, environmentally and economically sustainable, with a strong sense of identity. We continuously refine our design philosophy through research, and teaching at universities resulting in a strong reputation for designing innovative museums, memorials, exhibitions and the adaptation of heritage sites, with national and international requests for commissions.
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N’1 Pump Station (Museum), Mundaring Weir
Mundaring, Western Australia, 2007
This project comprised the development of an entire museum fit-out in a former heritage listed, steam pump station as part of the National Trust’s Golden Pipeline Project. A collaboration between Mulloway Studio, Exhibition Services and Paul Kloeden, for the National Trust of Australia (WA), it was undertaken in three stages, beginning in 2001 and completed in 2007. The team put together a range of approaches and technologies that explore new ways of presenting heritage buildings and providing place-based interpretation. A large story ‘ telling ‘machine’ has been developed for this exhibition, where conceptually the building remains a primary artefact. Use of lighting, soundscapes create a seamless experience without conflicting or masking the original building and pumps. N’1 Pump Station has been recognised with a series of local and international awards, and was chosen as one of the world’s top 20 museums in 2006.
Alterations to Residence
The ‘lantern-like’ form is a significant beacon in the suburban landscape and can be seen softly glowing from the neighbouring streets. A strong architectural form which coexists sympathetically with the original residence. In contrast to the symmetrical organisation of the original house, the extension explores a more relaxed meandering of internal and external spaces. A key design imperative was to allow garden spaces to appear as ‘external rooms’- drawing in the exterior and enhancing the spatial experience of this tight site. The high level ‘lantern’ catches daylight, dragging reflected light into the internal spaces. Bladed fins deflect incident afternoon and morning light and high level windows enhance the cross-ventilation.
Pioneer Park Redevelopment – design
Fremantle, Western Australia, 2009
A rare example of urban archaeological site open to the public, the place provides a unique and exciting entrance to the City of Fremantle, [re]-establishing the relationship between the city’s European origins and its contemporary urban environment. Design concepts are based on integrating the story-telling and interpretation into the landscape itself. The site of Tibbet’s cottage ruin forms the core of the archaeological interpretation with a sunken viewing platform established to encourage ruins to be viewed at the former 1844 ground level. A series of viewports to other smaller excavations are spread over the site to give an understanding of the extent of archaeology in within the park.